Conrad Challenge Handbook
The Conrad Challenge Student Handbook is a detailed document explaining the Conrad Challenge from registration to the final round. All students are required to read through the handbook each year.
Conrad Design Method®
The No Box Toolbox
Team registered? Ready to hit the ground running, but don't know where to start?
We are here to help! The Conrad Design Method® (CDM) is a structured, collaboration framework for teachers and student teams to understand and accomplish innovative and entrepreneurial solutions. CDM was inspired by Google Ventures Design Sprint. Step by step, teams will identify and understand a problem, sketch solutions, prototype and validate.
This method uses a online platform and communication channel on SLACK to visually present curriculum and guide student teams and their teachers through each step of the design process. Through CDM, students and teachers gain access to ongoing personalized lesson plans, subject matter experts, training modules and online support. In addition, this platform provides the framework for teachers and students to share and guide each other.
Registered teams will receive introductory information on CDM shortly after they complete registration for the Challenge. The Conrad Foundation strongly encourages teams to utilize this tool during the competition.
For all questions regarding the Conrad Design Method®, please contact Conrad's Executive Director of Education, Claude Charron at Claude@conradchallenge.org
One Minute Video Academy
BOOST YOUR CHANCES TO WIN THE CONRAD CHALLENGE BY MAKING A ONE MINUTE VIDEO THAT LOOKS AND FEELS LIKE IT WAS MADE BY A PROFESSIONAL!
Boost your chances to advance in the Conrad Challenge by making a 60-second video. One Minute Academy has teamed with the Conrad Challenge to share all of the secrets for filming and editing a professional short video. This website gives you access to 70 instructional videos – how to hold a camera, audio, lighting, editing in Adobe Premiere Pro. These are skills that you’ll take with you well beyond the Conrad Challenge.
The One Minute Academy is available through the No Box Toolbox Platform and is available to all participants of the Conrad Challenge.
Special thanks to Christoph Alexander Geiseler -
Founder and CEO at Seenfire
Want to incorporate NASA technology into your innovation?
Let us answer for you, YES YOU DO! NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) has selected patented technologies for you to consider as part of your solution to the 2018-2019 Conrad Challenge. This resource is open to all Challenge participants. The team that best incorporates a NASA technology is eligible a special award at the 2019 Conrad Innovation Summit.